Practical Essentials of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, 3rd Edition

  • K.S. Clifford Chao
  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469830957
  • ISBN-13: 9781469830957
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 432 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The third edition of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy was written to enhance the reader's understanding of the cutting-edge technology of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. It is designed to both update old readers and inform new readers about the complexities and details of clinical management. This completely updated edition provides a step-by-step, practical approach to the use of IMRT in the evaluation and treatment of cancer patients. Because of IMRT's ability to employ individually controlled beamlets, it is an extremely promising technique, especially when paired with CT, PET, and/or MRI. With these improved procedures, doctors and clinicians will be able to take high resolution images of tumors while minimizing dosages to surrounding tissue. In order to focus on the most up to date IMRT techniques, the introductory chapters have been condensed to provide a brief overview of IMRT physics, mechanics and quality assurance, and also CT and MR imaging. To help assist in clinical decision-making it provides the reader with more than 700 full-color illustrations, IMRT tables and clear, straightforward descriptions that address a range of tumor types and sites including head and neck, urinary, and gynecologic cancers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributing Authors.
1: Delivery of Precision Radiation Therapy: IMRT, IGRT, Proton Beam Therapy.
2: Advances in Molecular Imaging to Guide Radiotherapy.
3: Skull Base and CNS Glial Tumors.
4: Nodal Target Volume for Head and Neck Cancer and Normal Tissue Dose Constraints.
5: Paranasal Sinuses and Nasal Cavity.
6: Nasopharynx.
7: Oral Cavity.
8: Oropharynx.
9: Hypopharynx and Larynx.
10: Thyroid Carcinoma.
11: Metastatic Carcinoma in Neck Node with Unknown Primary.
12: Breast.
13: Lung Cancer.
14: Esophagus.
15: Pancreas.
16: Rectum.
17: Anal Cancer.
18: Pelvic and Para-aortic Nodal Target Delineation.
19: Prostate.
20: IMRT for Gynecologic Cancers.